Sagging loose skin on the face or body can be a real blow to the self confidence. However, these days there is no need to hide behind layers of loose clothing or thick layers of make up. Although loose skin can compromise how you look but you need not resort to invasive plastic surgery procedures as you may be able to benefit from laser skin tightening. Orange County clients can benefit from the development of this type of skin tightening procedure and allow your skin to appear younger and smoother.
The Causes of Sagging Skin:
The key to firm tight skin is elasticity. The elasticity of the skin allows it to tighten and snap back even when it has been pulled away or displaced from the body. A good level of elasticity requires collagen and elastin fibers which lie deep towards the base of the dermis layer below the surface of the skin. The elastin and collagen pull loose tissues back into place when it has been stretched. However, sun damage, stress and other factors such as excess alcohol consumption or smoking can compromise the elastin and collagen prompting sagging or loose skin. Stretching can also be caused by rapid weight loss or pregnancy.
How Laser Skin Tightening Works:
Laser skin tightening stimulates the cells to create new elastin and collagen in the dermis. When the elastin and collagen in the skin are heated to 66 degrees centigrade the fibers tighten and shrink and can be remodeled with new formations of elastin and collagen. This allows the dermis to contract creating firmer skin and tightening up the loose tissue. The challenge of the this type of treatment is to provide enough heat into the dermis without burning the skin. This is why lasers are employed as they allow the heat to pass through the superficial layers of the skin into the dermis.
The Effects of Laser Skin Tightening, Orange County Clients Can Expect:
During the treatment for laser skin tightening, Orange County clients can expect to feel a warm sensation on the skin. Sessions typically last between thirty and sixty minutes, so are not particularly uncomfortable or prolonged. The practitioner will move the handpiece device over the targeted area two or three times during the session , so you may experience minor swelling or redness in the treated area. However, these effects normally naturally resolve themselves in a couple of hours. You may notice a change in the condition and tone of your skin immediately after the session, However, the natural growth of elastin and collagen can take several months to develop. Generally, new growth requires up to 180 days from the initial treatment to create a rejuvenated appearance to your skin.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of laser skin tightening, Orange County residents should contact us. We offer a wide range of beauty and cosmetic treatments. Our qualified and experienced practitioners would be delighted to answer any of your questions and assist you in determining the treatment best suited to your particular requirements.